Ford teams up with startup AutoFi to ease the in-person buying process at car dealerships.
Startup AutoFi has joined with Ford to make buying a car less painful (F)
[...] if you go the traditional route, the process almost always involves visiting a dealership in person and spending a lot of time on the financing and insurance part of the deal. “By combining our fast and efficient credit-decision process with AutoFi’s online capability, we are making the customer experience faster, smoother and simpler,” Lee Jelenic, Ford Credit's director of mobility, said in a statement. With its experience in used-vehicle online financing and well-developed platform, AutoFi makes it easier for us to adopt new technology quickly to meet the evolving consumer expectations. There's something to be said for going old-school and heading down to the dealership, pressing the flesh with a salesperson and haggling over the price. [...] because AutoFi's platform is accessible via the dealer's website, it's possible to decide that you want, say, a new Ford Escape compact SUV, then to option up the vehicle and arrange financing and insurance without leaving home. "The introduction comes as 83 ...
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